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Dr. Kerrie Moreau is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and a Research Health Scientist, in the VA Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC). She is also a previous recipient of pilot seed grants through the Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research and is a past and current mentor of a K12 Scholar with the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program. Her laboratory focuses on the mechanisms underlying vascular protection of sex hormones including how changes in sex hormones during the menopausal transition in women, and low testosterone in aging men, contributes to an acceleration in aging of the heart, arteries and the brain. Because of the variability observed in the aging process, more recently her laboratory has developed an interest in investigating the effects of “life stressors” that are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer disease and its related dementias later in life on the trajectory of cardiovascular aging, including history of complicated pregnancies, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Finally, as a trained exercise physiologist, Dr. Moreau’s laboratory is also interested in establishing evidence-based, sex specific intervention strategies (e.g., exercise) for slowing or reversing cardiovascular and brain aging.